BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in Duvel snifter: Pours a coppery hue with an initial large frothy white head that does fade a bit, okay lace. The aroma has notes of banana, apricot, peach, dusty earthy esters, some alcohol and candi sugar, and caramlized biscuity malts. The taste is a touch sweet and fruity with a dollop of spicy notes on the finish. Unlike many Quads this does not have the character of Special B malts nor the overall depth. Seems more like an amped up Tripel with all the same yeastie notes. The mouth feel is smooth and moderately carbonated with some boozy warmth as well. Gotta admit I am a bit disappointed in this beer, was expecting something it failed to deliver upon.
TtV (37) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Golden beer with a white head that lasts somewhat. Aroma has sweetness and malt. Taste immediately betrays it’s high alcohol percentage, but also has a very complex sweet, bitterness. Great for a cold winter night.
Hkrivera (93) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian finest at its best ! Subtle flavor that hides the high alcohol content. Pairs excellent with salmon. This one is for an special occasion !
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RickTStiles (709) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours murkey golden-brown with a lasting white head and no lacing. aroma has notes of apple cider, brown sugar, and wheat. crisp mouthfeel and a medium-full body. rich, overripe fruit notes, apricot, honey and lemons. Alcohol burn present in the finish.
Bygers (688) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet, toasty and malty with caramel and alcohol. Flavor is vague fruity-yeasty notes, sweetness, caramel, malts and grains.
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CpyNPrnT (328) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of candy and sweet fruits. Taste is candy, sweet fruits, plums, lots of grapes, moderate alcohol.
Melkart (268) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full body, medium carbonation and pronunciated alcohol. Fruity taste, specially grape at the end.
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borostyán színben pompázó ital, melyet egy lehengerlő illatfelhő vesz körül kitöltését követően. Eper, gyümölcslekvár aromái áradnak belőle némi tejszínes, belga élesztős, likőrös köntösben: igazi quadrupeles illatélmény. Ahogyan azt sejteni lehetett, édeskés ízekkel operál, mennyei édesség ízeivel, melyben méz, bogyós gyümölcsök húsa és egy csipet koriander vegyül egy komoly alkoholos test keretében. Ez utóbbit egyébként nyilvánvalóan meghatározó összetevőnek érezzük kóstolása során, akit azonban az alkohol markáns jelenléte zavarba ejt, semmiképpen ne 10,5 százalékos sörökkel kísérletezzen. A Van Steenberge főzde egy újabb remekműve, mely az alap Gulden Draak által nyújtott ízvilágot magukénak tudó sörfogyasztók számára kötelező darab.
fakebeersnob (137) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/gold color with a head that initially is very soapy-like. Not used to a head that reminds me so much of dish-washing soap. It then slowly levels down to more than a lacing, but a thin dense off-white head. Unsure if my nose is just not working today, but am not really picking up anything noticeable on the scent. Carbonation seems to be a bit more than medium. Lively. There is a hint of wine taste...which I see they do use a wine yeast and I think I am definitely pulling that out, along with some darker fruit flavor mixed in with the malt. First sip seemed very alcohol in feeling, taste and warmth, but as it gets to my preferred temperature, I cannot taste it so much (good thing) but can still feel it.
Decent beer. I like my Belgiums, but usually more of the dubbels. Though this ranks as a good beer, I like my Chimay, Westmalle, and Rocheforts a bit better.
rockana (201) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with big white head. Aroma of caramel, plum, dark fruits, sugar. Medium body. Pretty good.
hockeybeerguy (1632) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a rather slow pace. The lacing was there in a nice speckled sort of semi--thick spider web fashion.
The smell had a nice blend of Belgian spices to combine gently with some apples, peaches, plums and raisins. There was even a nice light caramel malt gently coming in.
The taste was mainly an almost perfect blend of sweet fruits to Belgian spices just coating my taste buds very nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy. So, it’s more of a sipper which is good for a quad. The alcohol even seems to be somewhat tame.
Overall, what a great quad more than worthy of having again.